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Mitski’s  ‘Heat Lightning’ strikes listeners as an intuitive song about insomnia

By Sierra Thornton, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

As if the holiday season doesn’t already bring enough joy into the hearts of many, Mitski also gave the gift of an announcement. The singer took to social media on Dec. 6 to announce her latest pre-release...

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Weekly Playlist 12/07

By Collegian Staff December 9, 2021
Tune in to this week’s top new music picks from the MDC staff!
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Hollywood makes too many sequels

By Liam Rue, Collegian Contributor December 9, 2021
Hollywood’s reliance on making money over creating quality art is showcased in half-hearted remakes and sequels.
Joshua Bassett releases new EP, ‘Crisis / Secret / Set Me Free’  

Joshua Bassett releases new EP, ‘Crisis / Secret / Set Me Free’  

By Colin McCarthy, Assistant Sports Editor December 9, 2021
Joshua Bassett drops a new EP sending an important message about mental health.
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‘If We Were Villains’ brings Shakespeare to the forefront

By Sierra Thornton, Collegian Staff December 7, 2021
“If We Were Villains” brings Shakespeare to the dark academia generation.
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Umass Theatre Guild takes the stage with ‘Falsettos’

By AJ Houk, Collegian Contributor December 7, 2021
The UMass Theater Guild performed “Falsettos,” exploring jealousy and competition during a sexual revolution.

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ is a love letter to musical theater

By Shannon Moore December 6, 2021

Even if you have never heard of Jonathan Larson, you have likely heard his work. As the writer and creator of the award-winning musical “Rent,” Larson changed the musical theater landscape forever....

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‘Encanto’ is a charming movie that could have been spectacular

By Sierra Thornton December 6, 2021

With Thanksgiving weekend came the long awaited onslaught of movie releases, especially from studio conglomerate, the Walt Disney Company. Last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, audiences sadly got no...

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‘30’ is an emotional masterpiece

By Shannon Moore December 6, 2021

Adele’s music has always been about emotion. Fans and casual listeners alike rave about how Adele’s music makes them feel. She is most well-known for writing about the loss of love and all the universal...

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‘Avatar’ has a racist agenda hidden in plain sight

By Ashviny Kaur, Collegian Correspondent December 6, 2021

Winning three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and named the second-highest grossing movie of all time, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was the biggest film of 2009, despite its racist undertones. Its...

Spencer’ captures Princess Diana’s emotional struggle in living the royal life

‘Spencer’ captures Princess Diana’s emotional struggle in living the royal life

By Corinne Arel, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

It’s Christmas time at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, and Princess Diana, played by Kristen Stewart, faces inner turmoil as she makes her final decision to leave her husband, Prince Charles. With...

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10 Native American clothing businesses to support

By Amy Aguayo, Collegian Staff November 30, 2021
Here are 10 Native American clothing brands to check out this month.
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